Volunteering roles in libraries


East Sussex libraries will be closed for Christmas and New Year from

Monday 24 December to Wednesday 26 December (inclusive)

and on Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January 2019.

3. Family history volunteer


Supporting library customers to research their family history using online, microfilm and paper-based resources; either on a pre-booked or drop-in basis.


  • Helping customers with their family history research using online, microfilm and paper-based resources
  • Helping customers develop their own research skills

Skills and experience

  • Friendly and patient with the ability to be sensitive to the issues raised when researching family history
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An interest and knowledge in various family history sites including Ancestry and Find My Past
  • Ability to use computers and the Internet competently
  • Good overview of family history, not just websites but an understanding of the other resources available
  • Understanding of current issues in family history – being aware of new developments
  • Reliable and punctual timekeeping
  • Some experience working with the public an advantage

Other information

  • We will train you
  • The minimum age for this role is 16 years

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